HC Deb 15 May 1956 vol 552 c1806
16. Major Anstruther-Gray

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that local authorities are delaying action along the lines of the Agriculture (Improvement of Roads) Act, 1955, pending the issue of an explanatory memorandum by his Department; and when this memorandum will be circulated.

Mr. J. Stuart

I am aware that local authorities are expecting guidance in this matter and I hope to issue a circular to them at an early date.

Major Anstruther-Gray

Can my right hon. Friend give an assurance that "at an early date" means fairly soon?

Mr. Stuart

I will amend my Answer to "fairly soon".